Kellogg is one of the most highly regarded MBA programs in the world, and for good reason: Its reputation in marketing is virtually unmatched, and its ability to produce strong grads of all types makes it a popular place for blue-chip firms such as McKinsey and Goldman Sachs.
But how do you know if Kellogg really is a good fit for you? More to the point, how do you know if the Kellogg admissions committee will decide that you’re a good fit for Kellogg?
You’re a little older.
While some top business schools are trending younger, Kellogg continues to prefer applicants with several years of full-time work experience; the average is 5.3 years. Those coming straight from college or with limited work experience may still apply however they will need to present exceptional achievement and readiness in order to be seen as competitive at this school.
You are not intimidated by a larger school.
There is a lot going on at Kellogg, not just with all the various types of students attending in different degree programs, but because it’s one of the largest class sizes of any business school in the world. It’s a great opportunity to make a lot of friends and really expand your network, however it’s also possible to get a little lost in the sea of students.
You want to go into consulting.
Kellogg sends more graduates into the field of consulting than almost any other school – they are even comparable to Harvard, which both placed about 200 consultants out of the Class of 2010 (31% at Kellogg, versus 24% of Harvard’s larger class).
You’ve got a great work history from a strong career – but little else.
If you have extensive professional experience with demonstrated responsibility and results, but you never completed your undergraduate studies, you can still pursue an Executive MBA. Surprisingly, Kellogg does not require a bachelor’s degree — or a GMAT score — for admission to their EMBA programs (those without a bachelor’s must take the GMAT, but it is not otherwise required). The Kellogg EMBA is appropriate for those with significant work experience, in the range of 12 to 15 years.
Today’s blog post was clipped from our Kellogg Annual Report, one of 15 guides to the world’s top business schools, available on our site. Click here to download any three Annual Reports for free!